When driving a vehicle, one is supposed to be diligent and not be distracted to assess the condition of the road. With the widespread use of cellular devices, aka phones and texting, there has been an increase in unnecessary accidents and deaths associated with drivers being distracted by texting while driving. Since common sense is apparently not enough for people to abstain texting while driving, I believe the act should be illegal for the good of the country. One major reason is that when one is distracted by texting while driving, there can be the chance to cause the accident and have loss of life, including the drivers. Another reason, if less important, is if life is not lost in a vehicular accident, there will be some type of damage, whether vehicular or property damage, and that will
We have all heard that texting and driving is bad, but can having a conversation be just as bad or even worse? While driving, the brain needs almost full focus in order to drive safely since there are many actions happening at once. When a person talks or texts on a phone, it is taking away focus the brain needs to drive safely, which can lead to a fatal car accident. Over one-million car accidents a year are said to be caused by cell phone distractions. Are cell phones the real problem, or is it just the driver?
Have you ever been on the highway and witnessed a tragic accident? I’m sure most of you probably have, you just don’t know what the cause of it was. When most people hear about recent car crashes. They automatically think of accidents that include drinking and driving. However, people do not know that the majority of accidents today, are caused by being on the phone while they are driving.
Many high school parties are filled with alcohol and other drugs, and if under the influence, driving becomes dangerous for themselves and everyone else on the road. Driving under the influence is also illegal and the cause of many deaths every year. The curfew would prevent many teenagers from going and partying while also keeping themselves safe from the driving under the influence. The opposition of the curfew believes that the curfew only interferes with the busy lives of teens who have late extracurricular activities. It is believed by them that this would only ruin their productivity and negatively affect their lives.
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving ("Facts and Statistics"). Being distracted while driving doesn’t just affect you but it affects your passengers and the drivers in other vehicles as well. Every day many people are distracted when driving and don’t even know it. You may change the radio station, call someone on the phone, or send a text message to a friend. All of these are distractions even though they may not seem like it.
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY CASE STUDIES FEAR OF DRIVING The fear of driving, also known as driving phobia or driving anxiety, is a hyperbolic fear of driving or being in the seat of a passenger. This condition is more associated with women than men, and it starts majorly in the teen years. Most times, driving phobia is triggered by a road accident that is potentially life threatening. Something like a minor fender-bender can cause the buildup of solid, negative associations with anything that has to do with driving. For example, one may become way too worried or overcome by fear after a car crash.
Since the early 2000 's, cell phone related car crashes have increased in number. Talking, texting, or merely glancing at a cell phone while being behind the wheel is a dangerous distraction while going 70, 50, or even 20 miles per hour. This is why I think that driving while using a handheld cellphone should be illegal. Talking on a cellphone is just as dangerous as texing, though some motorists would disagree, saying that talking on a cellphone is not as dangerous as texting, but they are very wrong. When a driver is concentrating on a conversation, they pay less attention to what is going on around them in favor of the voice in their ear.
She sent her last text but little did you know she was behind the wheel. Some people think it is completely fine to text and drive, but there are facts and very strong opinions that say otherwise. Can’t we all agree that texting and driving is an awful thing? Going on your technology when driving is a horrible thing to do, think about how many people get injured per day or year due to it, how it has an effect on other people, and how can we fix the problem. How many people get hurt and die from texting and driving?
It’s bad when people drink and drive. Drinking and driving have caused many deaths and injuries all over the reservations, state, and country. Drinking and driving is an irresponsible decision for an adult or minor to make. It also causes property damage as well. Every two minutes, a person in the United States have been injured in an alcohol related car accident.
The endless amount of poor driving habits lead to the extremely high rates of car accidents every year; nearly all causes of car accidents occur while a driver 's breaking the law. Driving laws exist for numerous reasons, and consequences normally transpire while breaking them. Therefore, people commonly have to pay high court fines, or even serve jail time for breaking them. However, the majority of driver 's continue to ignore them and will likely end up in a car accident for their careless judgement. Countless grave driving habits include speeding, driving while tired, and texting; the bulk of these car accidents end with fatalities.
If this happened to the driver you would regret the choice of being on your phone. Car accidents are most common from distracted drivers. If the driver was to take their eyes off the road for a few seconds it could lead to something very serious. For example, the driver could run off the road, hit someone or something, or they could even run stoplights or stop signs causing them to get a ticket. If you had a family member or a friend in the car you would not only run the risk of you getting hurt for your actions, but also hurting them.
So help keep drunk drivers off the roads. In the essay “Drunk Driving-the dangers” the author stated, “Alcohol-related accidents are so prevalent, an estimated 40 percent of all persons in the United States will be involved in a traffic mishap blamed on alcohol at some point in their lives.” If you are a drunk driver you should be driving a vehicle.
Texting while driving should stop because we are killing millions of lives, you are also hurting yourself by texting and driving. Texting while driving is distracting and increases the risk of crashes.¨Texting while driving is very dangerous and it also exceeds what we see with someone who´s driving drunk. “The reason the deadly accidents are happening is because they are not looking on the road ,they are not staying in there lane , and they are missing traffic. In addition,” That combination of the three , the visual , the manual ,and the cognitive distraction. “When you take your eyes off the road , and hands off the steering wheel, and your mind off driving it 's a deadly mix.” “ 3,328 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 421,000 people wounded .”
Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in America and most of these deaths are caused by either texting while driving or in a phone call while driving. In making it illegal to operate a cell phone while driving in an attempt to decreased the number of accidents, because driving while distracted can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than driving drunk. All across Fair Fax County Virginia you can find crossed placed on street corners where people have died due to car accidents caused by distracted driving and the main cause of distracted driving is operating a cell phone while driving. So in an attempt to cut down on these tragic accidents Virginia made it illegal to drive while operating a cell